Originally Posted by Sphere Guy
Newby here asking a simple question.
Can the roof of my 2008 Safari handle the weight of myself? (a modest 185lbs)
I need to look into the sealant around my rear FF housing due to a slight leak. Had a moderate rain and noticed water coming through the ceiling speaker and traced it to the FF housing. Seems that trhere is a split in the housing directly in the center on the hinge side. Placed some Acrilic caulk in some areas and protected it from further puddeling.
Well now I need to take a closer look and was wondering about the load limit of the roof.
Any hints on the crack and leak? and what to seal it with? Silkaflex or vulkem?
Any load limits on lbs/ft^2?
Many years ago, at the Jackson Center plant, Airstream placed 30 men on top of a 30 foot Airstream trailer. Somewhere there is a photo that was taken.
You can walk on the roof, just as the Airstream mechanics do as well as service department mechanics.
The trick is to walk on the main bows, or the horizontal stringers. Doing so, will not cause any damage or problems. Wear rubber soled shoes. CAUTION: If the roof is wet, STAY OFF, until it's dry again.
But, keep in mind, that the roof is not a dance floor, so to walk on it, is OK, but bee bopping should only be done on the ground.